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0370113
FLYING MACHINES, 1856.
Fanciful airships and flying machines. Wood engraving, American, 1856.
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0054178
CYRANO de BERGERAC
(1619-1655). French writer and soldier. Travelling to the moon. Wood engraving from a 19th century edition of his 'L'Autre monde, ou, Histoire comique des états et empires de la lune,' first published in 1657.
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0093501
SCIENCE VS. MOTHER GOOSE.
Wood engraving, American, 1876, after David Hunter Strother (known as Porte Crayon).
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0003356
NAVE ADMOSPHERICA, 1783.
The 'Nave Admospherica,' a fanciful design for a dirigible airship. Line engraving published at Madrid, Spain, in 1783.
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0226052
DESIGN.
France - Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes - Rochefort-sur-Mer The writer Pierre Loti arrange every chamber of his house in a another style. Fanciful designed room in an oriental style. - Photographer: - Published by: 'Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung' 37/1903 Vintage property of ullstein bild.
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0322730
FUTURE FASHION, 1951.
A couple dressed in futuristic clothing, wearing radar and television antennas as headgear. Photograph, 1951.
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0354797
FLYING MACHINE, 1709.
A representation of Bartolomeu Lourenco de Gusmao's man-carrying ornithopter of 1709. Wood engraving, American, 1857.
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0096517
HUSPALIN, 16th CENTURY.
Depiction of an imaginary giant rodent called the Huspalin. Woodcut by André Thevet, mid 16th century.
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0013097
AEROSTATIC LOCOMOTIVE 1850.
Ernest Pétin's 'aerostatic locomotive' of 1850. Contemporary wood engraving.
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0121690
PEKING: TURTLE DRAGON.
Bronze sculpture of a turtle with a dragon's head on the grounds of the imperial palace in the Forbidden City, Peking, China. Photographed c1970.
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0110847
CIGARETTE POSTER, 1950s.
French advertising poster by Hervé Morvan for Gitanes cigarettes, 1950s, featuring a flamenco dancer whose shirt is constructed from cigarettes.
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0079860
VOICE AMPLIFIER.
An imaginary voice amplifier, based on the ideas of Athanasius Kircher. Copper engraving, 1723, by Arnold van Westerhout.
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0068410
ORNITHOPTER, 1810.
Diagram of Thomas Walker's ornithopter.
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0096535
MONSTER, 16th CENTURY.
Figure of an imaginary monster from Africa, 16th century woodcut.
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0038868
SEA MONSTER, 16th CENTURY.
A fanciful conception of a sea monster, evidently based on the sawfish and the narwhal. Woodcut, French, 16th century.
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0091092
THE BOMB FERRY, 1880.
Trasportation as imagined in the year 3000, engraving c1880.
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0003414
H.G. WELLS: MEN IN THE MOON.
Illustration from the first edition of 'The First Men in the Moon,' 1901, by H.G. Wells.
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0051909
FLYING MACHINE.
Plan of a flying machine. Line engraving, 18th century.
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0096516
SEA ELEPHANT, 16th CENTURY.
Depiction of a fanciful sea creature. Woodcut, French, 16th century.
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0013098
AEROSTATIC LOCOMOTIVE, 1850.
Ernest Pétin's 'aerostatic locomotive' of 1850. Contemporary wood engraving.
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0108869
GYPSYIES, c1902.
'Happy Romanies.' A staged rendition of musicians in a gypsy camp. Photographed c1902.
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0095664
CHRISTMAS: POLAR BEARS.
'Opening of the season at the North Pole.' Illustration by Frederick Stuart Church, 1875.
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0115862
NILE MOSAIC OF PALESTRINA.
Detail of a late Hellenistic, c100 B.C., Roman mosaic, a fanciful representaion of the Nile River from Ethiopia to the Mediterranean.
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0091261
TROUVÉ'S ORNITHOPTER.
Method for starting Gustave Trouvé's ornithopter. Invented in 1870, it was the first ornithopter to successfully fly. Contemporary American engraving.
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0029794
DOUGHTY: LANDSCAPE, 1834.
Thomas Doughty: Fanciful Landscape. Canvas, 1834.
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0013093
HIGHWAY OF THE FUTURE.
Wood engraving, American, c1880.
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0013100
ORNITHOPTER, 1810.
Diagram of Thomas Walker's ornithopter.
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0104503
MEXICO: IXMIQUILPAN FRESCO.
Fresco painting depicting a battle scene with Aztec warriors battling fanciful beasts. Fresco at the Church of San Miguel Arcángel y Caritas Ixmiquilpan, at Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, c1550.
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0091093
FLYING MACHINE.
19th century engraving.
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0003413
H.G. WELLS: MEN IN THE MOON.
Illustration from the first edition of 'The First Men in the Moon,' 1901, by H.G. Wells.
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0003417
H.G. WELLS: MEN IN THE MOON.
Illustration from the first edition of 'The First Men in the Moon,' 1901, by H.G. Wells.
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0115866
NILE MOSAIC OF PALESTRINA.
Detail of a late Hellenistic, c100 B.C., Roman mosaic, a fanciful representation of the Nile River from Ethiopia to the Mediterranean.
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0125152
BARBECUE STAND, 1933.
Design for a barbecue stand, from a patent application submitted in 1933 by William H. Alston of San Antonio, Texas. Line engraving.
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0020360
BALLOON, 1784.
A projected balloon flight at Dijon, France, 1784.
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0101557
BARNACLE GEESE MYTH.
A fanciful picture of the 'Breed of Barnackle-geese,' the myth according to which gooseneck barnacles develop into geese. Woodcut from John Gerard's 'Herball or Generall Historie of Plants,' 1597.
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0091260
TROUVÉ'S ORNITHOPTER.
Diagram of Gustave Trouvé's ornithopter, which was powered by an internal combustion engine. Invented in 1870, it was the first ornithopter to successfully fly. Contemporary American engraving.
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0091076
BESNIER'S SYSTEM.
Besnier's 17th century flying apparatus. 19th century American engraving.
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0021132
MARCO POLO (1254-1324).
Wild animals of the Malabar coast. Miniature, early 15th century, from the 'Livre de Merveilles.'
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0096525
MONSTERS, 1550.
Woodcut from a 1550 edition of Sebastian Münster's 'Cosmographia Universalis,'
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0013094
FLYING MACHINE, 1709.
A representation of Bartolomeu Lourenco de Gusmao's man-carrying ornithopter of 1709. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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